When it comes to an event, you need to make sure that you make it
Our portfolio of venues offers discretion and customization impossible to achieve in most restaurants. Enjoy a five-star dining experience for your next business meeting, corporate event, launch, milestone birthday party, or anything in between.
You can have the opportunity to tap into your creative side, working spoon-to-spoon with our Chefs. Your culinary experience can be anything from a corporate team-building day to a fantastic five-course tasting dinner in one of our venues. Curated Celebrity Chef Experiences
SPEV brings chefs from the world’s top restaurants to host intimate dinners in unique spaces.
Events include collaborative cooking demonstrations, Celebrity Chef book signings, Q&A gatherings, cuisine and wine pairings, five-course tasting menus, and more. All program features can be tailored to fit our client’s goals, including location (we have 14 private venues), menu, theme, branding, décor, gifts, and the ability to ensure a successful event. People can leave with mementos such as autographed cookbooks, signed recipe cards, and branded aprons or cutting boards to ensure a memorable event. Curated Celebrity Chef Experiences
We create a working environment where individuals can express themselves through their food and their interpretation of menus that we custom-create to make the customers’ experiences unique and memorable. I just stumbled into the catering business. Felt there was space and zero barriers to entry- I worked for a few other catering operations and learned a lot.
We interview our clients separately and find out about their previous experiences with food and what made memorable experiences for them- and use that information to create a new a different experience so they can be proud to present themselves through our catering and food service. Every day has different locations, new menus, and new chefs. It’s my job and focuses on making it smooth, anticipating what could go wrong, and having an alternative solution. I’m fortunate to have some great employees who prioritize every customer. Curated Celebrity Chef Experiences
I’m incredibly proud of the team that we have put together at United Catering. Most recently, we were chosen by Tony Robbins’ team as a brand leader and were offered a free seminar led by his lieutenant for us to understand that it’s progress that creates excellence and that change doesn’t necessarily produce any fruit without progress. At United Catering and the Legion, my focus is on quality ingredients. The techniques that my chefs utilize are sound. Therefore, it’s all about using unique ingredients and service execution to make the food stand above. I’m most proud when my staff takes each event as seriously as I do; we recognize that events are about people and that the food is secondary yet still important. Curated Celebrity Chef Experiences
Chef Aaron May has a passion for food and irrepressible creativity. Meet Aaron May… A big personality with a memorable talent for the culinary arts. See why many call him “the most entertaining chef on tv right now.”He’s currently the executive chef and culinary director at Bullseye Event Group, where he cooks worldwide at the most significant sports and music events. Additionally, Aaron still oversees the food and kitchens at his Arizona restaurants, The Lodge and Goodwood Tavern. You can find him as a judge on Guy’s Grocery Games and Guy’s Ranch Kitchen. Aaron and his restaurants have also appeared on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, and Guy’s Big Bite. Meanwhile, he never sits still or stops thinking about new dishes and concepts. Curated Celebrity Chef Experiences
Chef Aaron May is a famous name in the food industry. He owns several restaurants, such as Soly Sombra, Over Easy, and The Lodge. Since childhood he has been a foodie and has had a passion for cooking since childhood. This led him to work in a restaurant at a very young age, 42 and was born on Christmas Day, December 25, in Chicago. Currently living in Scottsdale, he graduated from college and attended a cooking school in Paris, where he was interested in working. Chefs don’t just come to Paris to learn to cook. But he also developed his skills by practicing learning while working in a restaurant in Paris. Curated Celebrity Chef Experiences
In true Aaron May fashion, the chef has decided to bring his creative talents to the world of cannabis-infused cooking. According to a press release, May is officially teaming up with LastLeaf, the cannabis food product line launched by fellow celebrity chef and James Beard Award winner Todd English. May will work alongside English and a team of chefs to create various cannabis-infused recipes and food items designed to elevate the experience of both eating gourmet food and consuming cannabis.
Aaron May and Todd English are just two of many high-profile chefs that are publicly embracing cannabis cooking. According to We Are Chefs, this popularity comes from changing marijuana laws in the U.S., or more specifically, the legalization of its recreational use. Though edibles are the most associated with snack foods like gummies and brownies, a survey conducted in 2019 by the National Restaurant Association concluded that cannabis cooking is on its way to becoming a new sector in the restaurant industry. In fact, cannabis-infused beverages and cannabis-infused foods were among the association’s top predictions of culinary trends to come (via YouTube). Curated Celebrity Chef Experiences
Jeff Kraus drove into the restaurant industry with Phoenix’s first farm-to-table street food concept, Truckin’ Good Food. His mission to ‘responsibly feed the streets’ inspired a movement that changed Phoenix’s landscape for market vendors and street food. Curated Celebrity Chef Experiences
Since the food truck, Chef Jeff opened a fast-casual breakfast concept named Crêpe Bar. The multi-award-winning restaurant was named the best new restaurant, restaurant, and chef of the year and won the most innovative dish of the year.
Chef Jeff has taken his unwavering focus on using local ingredients, respectful cooking, and building relationships to help develop other independent businesses and non-profits around the community. For his dedication to hospitality and supporting locals, the City of Tempe issued a proclamation declaring August 9th the Jeff Kraus & Crêpe Bar day. Curated Celebrity Chef Experiences
Ashley Goddard, she has a special relationship with uneaten food. First, she appeared on the Chopped episode “Leftover Takeover” with two other Phoenix chefs, Michael Compean of Scapegoat Beer and Wine and Rich Hinojosa of CRUjiente Tacos. Competitors were challenged with rescuing foods that would have otherwise been tossed or left to rot in the fridge. “Everything was important, nothing gets thrown away, everything gets used,” she says of those days.
“Being raised on a farm like that just gives you a new perspective on food.” That outlook revolves around utilizing everything she can because “Somebody has to put in all of this work to put these things on the table for us.” I’ve expressed before that I believe dining out should be an experience, especially with the increasing impulse to order takeout. Going out to eat should only be done when it’s guaranteed to be worth it.
Sterling Smith, 2022 World Barbecue Champion, US Navy Veteran, barbecue teacher, cookbook author, and owner/Pitmaster of Loot N’ Booty BBQ, has been competing on the professional barbeque circuit since 2009. Sterling has won 43 Grand and Reserve Grand Championship Awards, more than 800 top ten awards and is the two-time Australian Invitational Lamb Champion. Loot N’ Booty BBQ is a 4-time Arizona BBQ Team of the Year and was featured on an episode of Destination America Channel’s Smoked, where Sterling and his wife Molly won the title of “Smoked BBQ Boss.” In that time, Sterling and his family have traveled nationally and internationally to compete in major competitions including the Jack Daniel’s World BBQ Invitational, where they won the title of World Pork Champion, the American Royal World Series of BBQ, where they won Reserve Grand Champion in 2014 and 2022 out of more than 500 professional BBQ teams and won the title of Chicken World Champion and The Kingsford Australian World BBQ Invitational where they won the title of Brisket World Champion.